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MBACP
Radstock, Somerset, BA3

About me

Life can be challenging and difficult, and we can become overwhelmed with emotions or intrusive thoughts. This can affect our mood and the relationships in our lives, sometimes creating a sense of being lost or confused. At times we all struggle and need help, and contacting a counsellor can be a daunting task, a task that I can support you with to make it as straight forward as possible.

Hi, I’m Graham, and I am a registered counsellor with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and a trainee counselling psychologist approaching the end of my doctoral training. I offer a safe and confidential environment for adults based on 16 sessions, with the possibility for extensions.

I work primarily from psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) perspectives, and I integrate the two while drawing on other modalities. We would work together to understand and manage some of the difficulties you may be experiencing, whether this be anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsions, loneliness, anger, difficulties with relationships, trauma or anything else that may be on your mind.

I have experience in the charity sector working with a range of difficulties, as well as secondary mental health services in the NHS.

Please feel free to email or call me to book your first session or if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Due to current restrictions, I am only able to offer online Zoom counselling sessions at this time. However, I will be looking to be going back to face to face in the near future.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BSc Psychology Degree (2017)
  • Certificate in Counselling (2018)
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency (2021)
  • Currently studying Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (due to complete 2022)

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

Additional information

£40.00 per 50 minute session.

Further information

I am available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Please contact me for any further information.

Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Online platforms

Zoom
Graham Ball

Graham Ball